Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Kanchanaburi:

1. Bridge On The River Kwai

4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

Top attraction of Kanchanaburi built by the prisoners of war.

2. Elephantsworld Kanchanaburi

4.3 /5

11 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

Home to sick, old and abused elephants.

3. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

4.2 /5

14 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

Designed by Colin St Clair Oakes and immaculately maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the Kanchanaburi War Cemetary is the larger of Kanchanaburi's two war cemeteries and is adjacent to the Saeng Chuto Road, the main road through the town of Kanchanaburi. Out of 6982 prisoners of war (POWs) buried here, nearly half were British; the rest came mainly from Australia and the Netherlands. The remains of American POWs were repatriated. This place also records the names of 11 men of the army of undivided India buried in Muslim cemeteries.

4. Erawan National Park

3.8 /5

45 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

This is the national park of the highest waterfall in Thailand and resembles the three headed elephant, Erawan.

5. Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls

50 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls is a spectacular natural cascade of water located within the heart of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park. It is situated at Sai Yok, a part of Thong Pha Phum and Si Sawat districts. At a distance of 150 kilometres to the North West of the Kanchanaburi town, the seven-tier waterfall is known for its seclusion and fantastic splendour.

6. Erawan waterfall

42 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Kanchanaburi

The ultimately famous, Erawan Waterfall is a seven-tiered waterfall is tucked deep inside the Erawan National Park in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The alluring beauty of this waterfall has made it a favourite spot of backpackers and is also the main reason why people pay a visit to this national park. The burst of greenery with the Erawan Falls in the centre form a mind-blowing landscape. Hence, a great place to test the photography skills and get some utterly fascinating Instagram worthy pictures.

FAQs on Kanchanaburi

How can I commute within Kanchanaburi?

A lot of toruists prefer taking the guided tours with professional agencies. However, you can ride around by renting a bicycle or motorbike ranging from 50-150 Baht. Other alternatives are tuk tuks and songthaews that are available around the entire city.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Kanchanaburi?

The top sightseeing places in Kanchanaburi are Bridge On The River Kwai, Elephantsworld Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Erawan National Park, Huay Mae Khamin Waterfalls, Erawan waterfall.

What are the top activities in Kanchanaburi?

The top activities in Kanchanaburi are Kanchanaburi Instagram Day Tour: Death Railway & River Kwai Bridge by AK Travel, Elephant Day Care at Elephants World Kanchanaburi, Private City Transfers Between Kanchanaburi and Bangkok by Thai Rhythm, Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi Highlights Private Day Tour, Tree Top Adventures in Kanchanaburi.
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